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From The Guardian
While tobacco sales have been declining in Europe and the USA, tobacco companies have increasingly been targeting the developing world (as mentioned by Elaine in the comments to my post about Procter & Gamble). The World Health Organisation estimates that consumption in developing nations is increasing by 3.4% per year.
Nigeria is now launching a lawsuit against three multinational cigarette companies, accusing them of targeting young people to make up for the declining sales in elsewhere. The government has banned billboard advertising for cigarettes, and radio advertising until after 10:00 pm but little else. By contrast South Africa has strict advertising laws and prohibits smoking in public places. Kenya too has banned smoking in public places.